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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet March 24 in Davenport

AMES, Iowa – March 16, 2015 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Tuesday, March 24, at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., in Davenport.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call


*Approval of Dec. 15, 2014, meeting minutes

10:10 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

Other business
   - Budget review
   - Semiannual MRPC meeting April 22-24, St. Paul, Minn.
   - *Byways of Iowa Foundation membership

10:30 a.m.

   - Great River Road tear sheet
   - National Geographic Ecotourism meeting report

11 a.m.

Corridor Management Plan (CMP)
  - Committee report
  - CMP documents, library questions, and discussion
  - *Document approval
o Condition of the Road Report
    o Intrinsic Resource Inventory Report and Map atlases

Summary of CMP  


Adjourn for lunch

12:45 p.m.

CMP (continued)
 - Publication and promotion plan discussion
 - Spring 2015 public meeting schedule  
 - Printing and distribution

1:30 p.m.

MRPC meeting(s) schedule

2:30 p.m.


*Action item

Contact: Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1369 or [email protected]


The MRPC is a multistate organization that works collectively to preserve, promote, and enhance the scenic, historic, and recreational resources of the Mississippi River; to foster the economic growth of the corridor; and to develop the national, scenic, and historic parkway known as the Great River Road.


As part of the MRPC, the Iowa MRPC focuses on the same mission objectives in relation to Iowa's portions of the National Scenic Byway, the Iowa Great River Road, and the Mississippi River Valley. The governor appoints members to the Iowa MRPC from each of the 10 counties that border the Mississippi River. These include Allamakee, Clayton, Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Louisa, Des Moines, and Lee counties. The Iowa MRPC also includes ex officio members from the Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Natural Resource Commission, and Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office.


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